HI CPU usage while scanning

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by Sting23ray, Nov 18, 2009.

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  1. Sting23ray

    Sting23ray Registered Member

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    I just installed the trial version of the software... and during the scan, my CPU usage is averaging at 60% and sometimes topping at 90%. I am doing regular work while the scanning is in progress. Is this behavior normal?
     
  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    Code emulation by advanced heuristics is a time and resource intensive operation. On-demand scans can be moved to background where they are run with lower priority and other applications can run smoother. I for one have a Core Duo CPU and often run long-lasting full scans. One at a time when I normally work and 2 or 3 at a time when I don't mind the lags.
     
  3. rules_broken

    rules_broken Registered Member

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    yes same happening wid me for the last 2 on demand scans .
     
  4. ccomputertek

    ccomputertek Registered Member

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    I never see this, unless mabe unpacking large files. mabe what your seeing is unique to version 4 of NOD32, you might want to try version 3 available from the previous versions download section.In some cases version 3 works better for certain people, and your really not losing much going with the previous version 3.
     
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